Thursday, August 22, 2013

Daddy's home

Tyler is home which means LOTS of quality family time. Last night our neighbors invited us out to dinner at Mr. Wok where they had preordered the Peking Duck. Since we had it in Beijing last fall, I had pretty low expectations but this tiny family restaurant in Plano proved me wrong. We met the owner/chef who carved our duck table side and then took the bones to do a stirfry. It was delicious and a place I know I will be returning to again very soon. 

Friday, August 16, 2013


Max has always loved art from the day that Ms. Nicole painted his little hands and feet when he was an infant.  Max was sent home from school on Wednesday due to tummy troubles which left him home with Mommy on Thursday as well.  Aside from the bad horrific diaper duty, we had fun together doing puzzles, playing on the iPad, watching Curious George snuggled up in Mommy & Daddy's bed, and painting. 

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Trip back to the motherland (Alabama)

I know this post is coming almost a month late but here are a few photos from our trip back to Alabama. It was a full 5 days of family, family, and more family.

We started our trip off right by going to our favorite breakfast spot in Dallas on our way to the airport. Max was happy to have Daddy joining us because the last few times to Benedict's it has been just been mommy.

Then we got on a plane and made a scene when we efficiently got Max from point A to point B. A stewardess even took his picture saying it was a first. 

We went swimming ...

And hung out with cousins ...

Showed off our love of bowling (especially the hand dryer). 

Went to the pier and got up close and personally with some fish. 

The trip was jam packed and there are so many videos that these photos just don't do it justice. 

Friday, August 2, 2013

Potty Doodle all Day

Yesterday, I had big news awaiting me at daycare ... Max went to the potty. 

Both teachers said to put him on the potty if he was dry every 2 hours like they will at school. So this morning, even though he had a wet diaper, I put him in the potty and it happened fast and naturally ... He went to the potty again! So fast that when he pointed to the toilet paper I made a quick remark "that we have to potty first" and then realized he had in fact. He and I were very proud.